PEORIA, IL -- Three candidate forums sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria are are scheduled for next week, for candidates in the April 7 municipal elections.
The first is on March 7, for candidates for the Peoria City Council. Co-sponsored by Peoria Public Radio, WCBU 89.9 on the FM dial, it takes place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday March 7 at The Peoria Public Library’s North Branch at 3001 W. Grand Parkway, Peoria. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
The candidates are Beth Akeson, Katherine Coyle, Beth Jensen, Ryan Spain, Eric Turner and Chuck Weaver.
The event will be broadcast by Peoria Public Radio, 89.9 on the FM dial and streamed online at PeoriaPublicRadio.org. It also will be recorded on video and shown at 6 p.m. on March 13 on Comcast cable channel 22. It may also be available on YouTube.
The second forum, for candidates for the Peoria District 150 School Board, takes place at 2 p.m. on Sunday March 8 at the Peoria Public Library’s North Branch at 3001 W. Grand Parkway, Peoria.
The candidates are Jon Bateman, Ernestine Jackson, Dan Walther and Brenda Wilson for one four-year term, and Dan Adler, Jeffrey Campbell, Josh Haywood, Phil Romanus and Terry Spayer for one five-year term.
The third event is for candidates for the Dunlap District 323 School Board. It takes place at 7 p.m. on Monday March 9 at the Dunlap Valley Middle School, at 13120 IL Rt. 91 in Dunlap.
The candidates are Dawn Bozeman, Amy Fairfield Doering, Theresa L. Holshouser, Beth Rhee, and Bryan Zowin.
And there will be another city council candidate forum at 11 am on March 21 at the Lincoln Branch Library, 1312 W. Lincoln.
All of these events are free and the public is invited.
-- Elaine Hopkins